498, 499, 500! Not So Fast, Says the Sixth Circuit on WARN Act CaseThis week, the Sixth Circuit weighed in on what it identified as an “unusual” case involving the seldom-seen Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The WARN Act requires employers to provide at least 60 days written notice to affected employees before a mass layoff. The statute defines a mass layoff to include an “employment

Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the United States. Now what? Immediate changes are being made on a federal level including federal IRS tax withholdings and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be sure that same-sex marriages are treated the same as heterosexual marriages.

The biggest change that employers need to be

DOL’s Proposed FLSA Regs Will More than Double the Salary Requirement for Overtime ExemptionThe Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed FLSA salary regulations today and, as many feared, they will have a massive impact on American businesses, more than doubling the salary companies must pay their employees to qualify for exempt status from overtime. The current minimum salary for exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 annually). The

What the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means for EmployersOn Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited opinion in the Obergefell case, striking down bans on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. We posted earlier this year that a federal district court struck down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, after which counties began

The Internship 2: Now Paid? Viacom Pays Record Settlement on Intern LawsuitViacom recently announced a settlement of $7.2 million dollars to end litigation by numerous unpaid interns for the Company’s television networks. In 2013, two former interns sued Viacom claiming that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state statutes by classifying them as “interns” (who are not paid) instead of actual employees. 

The legal ping-pong match between the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) over whether mortgage loan officers are eligible for overtime appears to be at an end. The Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, holding that the DOL’s amendment of its interpretive rules to

On Tuesday night, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Last month, a U.S. federal judge in Alabama ordered an Alabama official to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s urging to probate judges to ignore the federal ruling.

marriagelicenseAlabama probate judges began issuing marriage licenses and presiding over ceremonies for same-sex couples a few days ago. The landmark occasion follows a recent ruling out of the Southern District of Alabama that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. On Monday morning, February 9, just before the first “I do’s” were said across